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Next Generation of Supercomputers Requires Radical Redesign
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Next Generation of Supercomputers Requires Radical Redesign

The next generation of exascale supercomputers could complete one billion billion calculations per second, which would be 1,000 times faster than today's most powerful...

News Mining Might Have Predicted Arab Spring
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News Mining Might Have Predicted Arab Spring

You could have foreseen the Arab Spring if only you'd been paying enough attention to the news. That's the claim of a new study that shows how data mining of...

Hint of Higgs, but Little More
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Hint of Higgs, but Little More

When its experiments started in earnest earlier this year, many scientists hoped that the world's most powerful collider would turn up new particles, additional...

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Full-Field Implementation of a Perfect Eavesdropper on a Quantum Cryptography System

Quantum key distribution allows two remote parties to grow a shared secret key. Its security is founded on the principles of quantum mechanics, but in reality...

Computer Security: Is This the Start of Cyberwarfare?
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Computer Security: Is This the Start of Cyberwarfare?

The emergence of the Stuxnet worm signals that groups or nations could launch a cyberattack that targets critical infrastructure and threatens to cause physical...

Hackers Blind Quantum Cryptographers
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Hackers Blind Quantum Cryptographers

Lasers crack commercial encryption systems, leaving no trace.
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